Temple Law Student Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship
to Chi-Ser Tran, a first-year student at Temple Law School. Chi-Ser
will spend the fellowship working at the U.S. Department of Labor,
Office of the Solicitor in Philadelphia, PA. The application
process is highly competitive, and the award was based on her
outstanding qualifications.

Born to Cambodian refugees who escaped from the Khmer Rouge,
 Chi-Ser took on responsibility for helping her parents
navigate countless legal and financial issues from a young age.
“Growing up, I witnessed many immigrant families like mine face
challenges due to limited English proficiency and unfamiliarity
with navigating certain legal rights. This experience has led to my
commitment in serving and advocating on behalf of underrepresented
and vulnerable communities,” said Chi-Ser. Prior to law school,
Chi-Ser was the voting rights organizer at the Asian American Legal
Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), where she coordinated the
multilingual Election Protection project, the nation’s biggest
project of its kind to-date. In addition, she worked with a wide
variety of community leaders and organizations around the country
to enforce and implement language access for limited English
proficient Asian American voters. Prior to AALDEF, Chi-Ser was the
National Programs Fellow at the American Constitution Society for
Law and Policy and was also trained as a New Leaders Fellow by the
Center for Progressive Leadership.

The Peggy Browning Fund is a not for-profit organization
established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent
union-side attorney who was a member of the National Labor
Relations Board (NLRB) from 1994 until 1997. Peggy Browning
Fellowships provide law students with unique, diverse and
challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic
justice. These experiences encourage and inspire students to pursue
careers in public interest labor law.